I shot this roll of Kentmere over two photo walks, one by the river near Stone Arch and another through a nearby community garden.

The river photos turned out decent.

A black and white photo of a sculpture of a toad sitting on concrete.
1/500, f2.8, Takumar 50mm. Cropped in since I didn’t have my macro lens with me.
A black and white photo of a railroad bridge across the Mississippi river.
1/125, f8, Takumar 50mm

For some reason the garden photos mostly ended up overexposed. This is one of the better ones.

A black and white photo of a wooden compost box filed with discarded vegetable plants. The wood should be darker gray but has ended up pretty bright.
1/60, f11, Takumar 50mm

It’s not terrible, but it’s one to two stops over exposed based on what I wanted it to look like.

This overexposure got worse when I added a yellow 15 filter. The filter should reduce light by 1.33 stop and I adjusted all of my exposures by one stop to compensate. The photos ended up like this.

A black and wihte photo of a wire arch partially covered with vines. The photo is over exposed and much of the area around the shadows is bright white.
1/60, f11, Takumar 50mm

A clear sunny day, 100 ISO film, a yellow filter removing 1.3 stops of light. Following the Sunny 16 rule I wouldn’t think that an exposure of 1/60 at f11 would be this overexposed.

This could point to a camera problem. Since the river photos aren’t wildly over exposed that makes me think it’s not the film or the development. I used the same meter for the whole roll, but maybe I accidentally changed a setting? Maybe it’s due to operator error and I thought I was setting f11 and actually set f5.6 or something? Or maybe I just don’t know what I’m doing. That’s pretty likely, actually.

These were shot using a Pentax Spotmatic ii. Developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 12:00 at 22C. Scanned with an Epson 750

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